Rotario - August 16, 2016

Dear Rotarians and Friends,   

Welcome to my latest Rotario newsletter. Once again it is a pleasure keeping you informed of our club activities in the coming weeks.

Thursday Social - Rotary District Governor John Sullivan 

Our special Rotary guests this week are DG John Sullivan and his wife Sandy.  Join us as we welcome John and Sandy. Social meeting begins at 5:30pm.  Executive team is meeting with DG John at 3pm and a full Board meeting is at 4pm. DG John and Sandy are members of the Rotary Club of Jackson.  Among John's many roles in Rotary, he has served as District Secretary July 2009 - 2014 and was District Technology Committee Chair.

Nevada City Rotary Kicks it Up on Treat Street at the Fair!

A huge thank you to all who worked the Fair. Sorry if we missed you in a photo. If you have photos send them to Robin to post on Rotary Club of Nevada City.

It's time to celebrate another big year at the Fair.  We don't know our bottomline profit yet but revenues were almost $25,000 -- $3,500 more than last year. We netted right around $10,000 including the cost of our new steam table. Not only did our team put in over 500 hours of volunteer service at the booth this year, we had some striking results, including selling over 1800 pulled pork sandwiches, almost 700 shredded chicken sandwiches (our new menu item), and over 1000 soft drinks.

Meet Emma Lawless of Nevada Union FFA and her market goat Harley. Nevada City Rotary purchased Harley as our John Taylor Memorial Jr Livestock Scholarship! Congratulations Emma on raising a beautiful goat! Emma is an accomplished competitive swimmer with Olympic aspirations who won multiple gold medals at Western Zone Championships this summer.  She will be a Junior at Nevada Union.

9 year old Mical Woodall sent us an endearing letter and picture with his baby chicken inviting us to the Jr Livestock Auction. We added a "bump" donation to his market chicken.

These are our future leaders and the various FFA and 4H Clubs in our community provide a pathway for leadership development.  These youth are what so much of the Nevada County Fair is about!


SPECIAL CALL FOR AREA 4 ROTARY RIVER CATS GAME 82 local Rotarians have signed up for the Rotary Bus to the Rivercats game on Friday August 19.  Mark Fleming and Area 4 organizers have reserved 100 tickets ... We have until Friday to sell 18 more tickets.  Contact Mark Flemming TODAY at 530 913-9122 if you are interested in a really funfilled evening at the Rivercats game celebrating with fellow Rotarians

The schedule of meetings and events coming up in the near future are listed below.

Area 4 Doing Business with Rotarians Directory

Interested in doing business with fellow Rotarians?  Check out our Area 4  Rotarians Doing Business with Rotarians Directory. Is your business missing from the directory?  Click to Submit your business or professional service.  You may also use this link to remove your entry if appropriate.

Upcoming Events :

Aug. 18:  Special Board Meetings 3pm and 4pm with District Governor John Sullivan

Aug 18: Third Thursday Social 5:30pm John Sullivan, our new District Governor will address our Club.

Aug 19: River Cats Bus Excursion to Sacramento, an Area 4 event coordinated by Penn Valley Rotary

Aug 23: Board Meeting moved out one week due to Fair Week

Aug 25: Lunch Meeting Personal trainer Michelle Barnhart discusses her "in-home" training business

Sept 1: First Thursday Social 5:30pm RYLA Students with Carolyn Feuille

Sept 8: Lunch Meeting Chuck Scimec, Retired Ranger to speak on History of South Yuba River Canyon

Sept 15: Third Thursday Social 5:30pm Dave Iorns – NC Crystal and Glass

Sept 22: Lunch Meeting  Evans Phelps, Mayor Nevada City

Sept 29: Fifth Thursday   DARK - NO MEETING

Oct 6: First Thursday Social 5:30pm

Oct 13: Lunch Meeting  Anita Bagwell – Director Western Sierra YouthBuild Center

Oct 20: Third Thursday Social 5:30pm 

Oct 27: Lunch Meeting  Shannon Cueva -  Director of Shady Creek Nature Center

Nov 3: First Thursday Social 5:30pm Gage McKinney – Author McBoyles’s Gold (Tentative)

WORDS OF WISDOM: " Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway" - John Wayne

-- President Walt

Special Dates


Cheryl Rellstab         8/1
Dave Denney          8/20

Gil Gray and Dee                    8/22
Nan Drummer and Ken          8/26
Dan Becker and Carrie           8/28
Jack Dinwiddie and Marty     8/31

Rotary Leadership

RI President: John Germ
RI Director: Brad Howard
District 5190 Governor: John Sullivan
Asst. Governor, Area 4: Dennis Geare

Club Leadership

President: Walt Stickel

Secretary: Robin Milam
Treasurer: Cathy Wilcox-Barnes
Public Image: Michael Young/Robin Milam
Youth & Community Service: Dave Bunje

International Service: Carolyn Feuille
Vocational Service: Nicole Dillard
Foundation: Nicole Dillard
Membership: Joe Bundy
ADG: Dennis Geare

For additional calendar events please visit the calendar at
If you have a whine, write it on the back of a 20 dollar bill and give it to your president.
If you have an idea for a club program please contact Walt Stickel or Nancy Kemp.

The Fine Print

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*Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm at John Hensley's Recreation Realty/Nevada County Properties office at 432 Broad St. Nevada City. Please note, due to the Fair, August's Board Meeting will be held on the 4th Tuesday - August 23.  All club members are encouraged to attend a meeting. Location subject to change, please ask.

Rotary Club of Nevada City — Established October 3, 1935
Meets second and fourth Thursdays at Noon at the National Hotel
AND first and third Thursdays which are at 5:30PM — PO Box 74 — Nevada City, California 95959

Mission Statement:
The Nevada City Rotary Club is a diverse and welcoming group of people who live Service Above Self by giving financial and hands-on support to local, national & international communities while exemplifying ethical leadership, cooperation and good, clean fun.